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Noun: "(humourous) a couple who, in the course of planning their wedding, display difficult, selfish, narcissistic behaviour relating to the event"[edit]

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  • 1999 June 3, Peggy Galbraith, “Re: cake...”, in, Usenet[1]:
    > However, I still think a wedding is one of the few times a couple can be
    > completely selfish and think of themselves only.
  • 1999 August 24, Wende A. Feller, “Re: Coordinator Update!”, in, Usenet[2]:
    You're probably a great relief to work with after some of the couplezillas she's inevitably seen. The last real doozy of a story I heard was the groom who insisted that they MUST have an aisle runner because they were paying $10,000 for the wedding and had to have everything just so.
  • 2000 January 31, Z. Santiago, “Re: Cheif Bridesmaid needs help! (LONG)”, in, Usenet[3]:
    Then, no they're not wrong at all, they're being a couplezilla.
    I say.. Couplezilla go ahead and embrace your zilla-ness. This is the stuff that makes great wedding horror stories...
  • 2002 February 18, T Flynn, “Re: Something to consider:”, in, Usenet[4]:
    In that any gathering or ceremony has a focal point and an audience, that may be, but the idea of comparing a wedding to a pageant -- implying that of COURSE a wedding should be some overblown, foo foo, couplezilla affair -- is a serious miscommunication.
  • 2010, dnl_upside_down (username), "Clever / Funny ways to tell friends about our engagement?",, 14 April 2010
    Honestly, I'd be in the latter category, and I'd probably distance myself from any friend who put on a big production to announce their engagement... I'd be terrified that they're going to become Couplezilla over the whole wedding-planning process, wanting to have the biggest and best "OR ELSE!!1"?
  • 2011, "3 Things Wedding Photographers Can Learn From Lion Tamers", Jukeboxx Media, 29 June 2011:
    Wedding photograph is a lot more complex than a few bits of equipment. It requires sharp shooting skills, solid knowledge of human psychology and the ability to stay calm in the face of an angry Couple-zilla. Building these skills is an essential pre-requisite to becoming a wedding photographer.

Noun: (humorous)a couple - whether dating, engaged, married, common-law - in an emotionally fused relationship[edit]

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  • 2004, Amy Alkon, advice column, Metro Spirit, Volume 15, Issue 25, January 22-28 2004, page 44:
    Being accommodating does fly in the face of the traditional approach to relationships: two people coming together to squash themselves into one big couple-zilla — a whole that continuously becomes less and less than the sum of its parts.